The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The librarian said to me with a smile, "I rarely comment on the books that people check out, but I've read this one and I think you'll really like it." And I did. I especially enjoyed the mother-daughter relationships that McClure explored. Her willingness to share her weirdo-obsession with finding "Laura World" as an adult, rather than a young reader of the books, was hilariously funny as well as poignant. That memory thing, it'll get you every time.
"Maybe the Little House books have always been a way to unremember--a word that I kept coming back to...I know technically it means to forget but somehow, in my mind the definition changed. To me unremembering is knowing that something once happened or existed by remembering the things around it or by putting something else in its place." (page 324)
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